American Solera Western Vibes
What the brewers say
Lager aged in American oak foeders for three months.
What our panel thought
Czech-ish impression—a bit of yeast on the nose accompanies some sweet, bready malt. On the palate, a pleasant combination of toasty lager-malt with a rustic oak note—a softness, with a little vanilla ambience—and just a splash of spicy hops. Light-bodied. Great balance throughout.
What our editors thought
Spritzy nose of light stone fruit and lime with a touch of hay. The sip brings a broad-shouldered bitterness to the rugged, heavy-set body. More offensive lineman than your typical lager wide receiver.